--- "Gary W. Swearingen" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > I can't even guess what the problem might be, but > can you (or do you not > want to) work around it?
If you read my e-mail again, you should find this: "In the second setup, I scrounged up an ATA cable that I knew could handle ATA66. I used this newer cable to attach the hard drive to the motherboard, and I used the old cable to attach the CD-ROM to the motherboard as a secondary master. (The jumper for the CD-ROM was moved accordingly.) In this setup, the ATA querying problem went away, or at the very least, I could not reproduce it (and I tried to, several times)." So yes, I most definitely can work around the problem, by making my CD-ROM a secondary master rather than a primary slave. Sorry if I wasn't clear about that. Whether I want to simply work around the problem is another matter. I'd rather find out the cause of the problem before working around it. I don't want to do some voodoo that just happens to make FreeBSD work only to find that something I do later (i.e. add a hard drive, change the CD-ROM) undoes the voodoo and causes things to mysteriously fail again. __________________________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Mail Plus - Powerful. Affordable. Sign up now. http://mailplus.yahoo.com To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message